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Free GED/HSE and ESL classes offered through South Suburban College

South Holland, Oak Forest, and Riverdale

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 27, 2019) – Registration for free English as a Second Language (ESL) and General Education Development (GED) classes will take place November 1 and 7, November 14 and 15, and November 21 and 22 at 10:00am and 5:00pm in Room L233 at South Suburban College’s (SSC) main campus in South Holland. Potential students must come on time since a placement test will be given. Spring classes begin January 21, 2020. Students interested in GED can choose classes from General Studies, Math, Welding/ICAPS, or CNA-Bridge/ICAPS.

Many adults choose to pursue a high school education through the High School Equivalency (GED/HSE) program. The HSE program is designed to develop the skills required to pass the High School Equivalency exams. HSE classes are free and are offered in South Holland, Riverdale, and Oak Forest. SSC’s Adult Education Department is also offering free ESL classes in South Holland and Oak Forest. ESL helps non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels.

At the time of registration all students will take a placement test and will need the following items:

  • Current State ID or driver’s license indicating Illinois residence (Indiana residents cannot participate in this program.)
  • For students under age 18—withdrawal form from the high school of current residence
  • Proof of Social Security Number (GED/HSE only)

Information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380).

Priority registration is given to continuing students who are making progress in their studies. Waiting lists will be taken as classes have a maximum number of students who can be served.

For more information, contact South Suburban College at 708-0596-2000, x2240 or x2385; or visit

To request ADA accommodations (allow three weeks), contact Gail Bonds-Carpenter, ADA Coordinator, 708-596-2000, x2691. The SSC Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

South Suburban College’s main campus is located at 15800 State Street in South Holland, Illinois.

South Suburban College
South Suburban College
South Suburban College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Based in South Holland, Illinois, with a satellite campus in Oak Forest, SSC offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.